Posts Categorized: Life

Life / Monday, 21 Jan 2019

Becoming: Whitney Lundeen of Sonnet James

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Whitney Lundeen of Sonnet James

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the first one with Grace Bonney here. Stay tuned for many more!

I asked our readers on Instastories who they would like to see in this interview series and we received a number of requests to feature Whitney Lundeen of Sonnet James. I am a proud Sonnet James fan and wearer so it was a natural, great choice. And, the timing couldn’t be more perfect as Whitney was a contestant on Shark Tank YESTERDAY! Go and watch her kill it (I’m going to watch it tonight on Hulu!) Read on →

collaborations + Design + Life + Projects / Thursday, 17 Jan 2019

Custom pillows and DIY lampshade

Custom Pillows with Roostery and SpoonflowerFor her BFA a number of years ago, my sister designed several textile designs and had them custom designed on the then new-to-me platform, Spoonflower. She then sewed pieces of clothing and had all the guests at her final show dress up in them. I was living in Denmark at the time so sadly, I was unable to experience the magic, but I’ve been told that it was indeed magic (You can see some of her work here). They had brought her designs to life.DIY lampshade with Spoonflower fabric

Spoonflower was the first platform I had heard of that offered the ability to create custom fabric from your own designs. I first heard about them while I was a graduate student in interior design and textile design. I ended up trying out a number of different patterns of my own designs over the years and being super pleased with it. Well, I hadn’t checked in with them in awhile and was super surprised to find out how much the platform had grown over the years. If you’re unfamiliar, on the platform, you can either design your own fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap and get it printed on a variety of fabric and paper OR you can sell your designs OR you can select from the other designer’s fabrics. And there are SO many great options to choose from!

Click to read more and to get 10% off your Spoonflower and Roostery order!

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Life / Monday, 14 Jan 2019

Becoming: Grace Bonney

For January’s book club, we’re reading Becoming by Michelle Obama. I started reading the book during the holidays and was so inspired by it that we had to switch our schedule that we included first in our line up–it’s that good. Her view on “becoming” is that you are not static and always in the process of becoming something more or better–a new and improved version of yourself. It couldn’t have hit home more because it’s something I’ve been focused on the last few months.

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Life + Projects / Monday, 7 Jan 2019

Becca’s Top 15 Projects

Becca's Top 15

Happy new year everyone! I’ll be sharing a year in review later this week, but I wanted to start with some news that still breaks my heart even though I’ve had a bit of time to come to terms. After almost 3 years, our dear designer, content editor, and confidant, Rebecca Hansen, left just right before the holidays. It’s still so tough to address and speak of because I cry nearly every time I think of it. In fact, it got so bad I couldn’t even say good-bye–I just said “see ya later,” which is how I normally like to leave things because good-byes are THE WORST and I never really think they’re final. In this case, she still lives close by so I may just show up on her doorstep every now again. Surprise!  Read on →

Life / Sunday, 6 Jan 2019

January book club: Becoming

Happy New Year, readers! We’re so excited for another year of discovering great books and culture with you all, not to mention sharing the work of an amazing artist each month! There will be printables, gorgeous photos, interviews, and fun discussions. Thanks for being here!

Without further ado, we’re starting this year off with a bang with our former first lady’s memoir, BecomingFrom her humble beginnings in Southside Chicago to her days in the White House, Michelle Obama shares the many life experiences that have shaped her. She’s humble, funny, and honest, as she observes what America is today and frankly asks each of us who we want to become. I started reading it over the break after listening to Oprah’s stellar interview on her podcast and I wasn’t able to put it down! We had another book lined up for January but I couldn’t think of a better book to inspire a fresh start to a new year. Her theme of “becoming” reinforces the idea that we are constantly evolving and can become anything we want to be. It’s so inspiring.

Follow along with us on @larsbookclub, where we’ll discuss quotes or sections from Becoming all month! Stay tuned for artwork later this month as well. Enjoy!

You can find the book here 

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